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Omnia: GENERAL ASSISTANT

These four General Assistant(RoG)positions based in Postmansburg - Kolomela Mine. The successful candidates will be expected to ensure that all the prescribed duties are carried out in preparation of a detonation, performing the detonation, and concluding post-detonation tasks. - In this process, will be responsible for assisting the blaster and truck operator with the preparation of the blast block. - The purpose the job also includes the assistance to the truck operator to collect products at silos and deliver this product down the hole at the blasting face. - Responsible for the housekeeping and maintenance of the vehicle, re-filling area and other working areas. - All these tasks and duties are carried out by meeting statutory, legal, client and BME prescriptions and standards, and without taking any short cuts.

Qualifications

• Grade 12 ( Maths) • Code 10 / Code B Licence • Blasting assistant certificate (MQA) • Stemming Loader/Skidsteer Licence (desirable)

Experience

• Previous experience in blasting / mining environment • 2 years blasting assistant experience or attended a blasting academy training

Duties

• Risk assessment and Safe work declarations to be done with the blaster at the place of work before entering workplace as per client requirements • Assisting the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal, client and BME requirements/standards/prescriptions • Together with the Blaster, inspects the site to determine the target block and to plan the blasting process • Marks off the working area by erecting the prescribed barricading material as prescribed by the client • Required to map the holes to ensure that all the required holes correctly placed • Required to measure and check the depth of the holes, and to ensure that they are all correctly drilled within the prescribed parameters • In the event of detecting any deviations from prescriptions, responsible for behaving assertively and taking the necessary steps to rectify matters, e.g, by interacting and communicating to mine staff, drill contractor or the Foreman • On instruction from the Blaster, required to collect the correct accessories to carry out the blasting assignment successfully • Responsible to place all detonators and boosters at the collar of the hole to prepare for priming of the blast holes as per the blast plan issued by the mine

Job Competencies

• Customer Focused • Attention to detail • Numeric skills • Assertive • Able to take control • Systematic • Planning and Organising • Following Instructions and Procedures • Deciding and Initiating Action • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations • Applying Expertise and Technology • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks • Adhering to Principles and Values